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How to share a VPN connection on Windows 10 [4 methods]

  1. Make sure your PC has double Ethernet support (or buy a dual-Ethernet adapter)
  2. Connect the other device to your PC using an Ethernet cable
  3. Launch your VPN client and connect to a server
  4. Right-click your Start menu and select Network Connections
  5. Click the Change adapter options button
  6. Right-click your active VPN connection and select Properties
  7. Head to the Sharing tab
  8. Click the Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s Internet connection checkbox
  9. Open the Home network connection dropdown menu
  10. Select your default Internet connection (the one that gives your PC Internet access)
  11. Click the OK button
  12. Right-click your default Ethernet connection
  13. Select Disable
  14. Right-click the same connection once more and select Enable

That’s all you need to do. This method is a bit more complicated, as it involves having a PC with dual Ethernet support.

Not to mention that it limits your VPN sharing capabilities to only one other device.

If you’re experiencing Ethernet issues on your Windows 10 computer, check out our easy troubleshooting guide.

  1. Purchase a hotspot-ready VPN subscription plan (we recommend Windscribe)
  2. Download the VPN client and install it on your PC
  3. Launch the VPN client
  4. Configure your hotspot by entering an SSID (Wi-Fi display name) and password)
  5. Connect to a secure VPN server
  6. Turn on the Secure Hotspot feature

That’s about it. You can now connect to Windscribe’s secure hotspot using additional devices.

So technically, you’re sharing your VPN connection with other devices, and this is as easy as it gets.

However, you must keep in mind that most VPNs have a limited amount of supported devices.

On the other hand, certain VPNs such as Windscribe, allow you to connect an unlimited number of devices.


All things considered, if you’ve ever considered sharing your VPN connection, there are several ways you can go about it.

However, as you could see from our guide above, some methods are more time-consuming than others.

We’ve found that using a VPN with hotspot support is the easiest method, followed closely by installing a VPN on your router.

By far, configuring your Windows 10 to share your VPN connection (both wired and wireless) might be a bit difficult to achieve, especially for novices.

This post was written by Vlad Constantinescu and was first posted to WindowsReport

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